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Dan Rosengren

Senior lecturer

Dan Rosengren
Senior lecturer
South America, Amazon, Peru, Indigenous Peoples, ethnicity, mythology
dan.rosengren@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 4301

Room number: C509
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Dan Rosengren

I received my Ph.D. in social anthropology at Gothenburg University in 1988 on a thesis concerning notions of politics and leadership among Matsigenka people of the Peruvian Amazon. Between 1989 and 1991 I worked in Angola as a socio-economic advisor at the Ministry of Fisheries’ department for small scale artisanal fisheries and after returning home I was employed by the Swedish National Board of Fisheries as a desk officer at the division for international cooperation (SWEDMAR).

In 1998 I returned to the Department of Social Anthropology where I was employed as a lecturer with special focus on indigenous peoples. I was appointed associate professor in 2005. Between 1996 and 2001 I was member of the international board of IWGIA (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs). Since 2010 I am member of the board of SALSA (Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America). I have been engaged by Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, British, Canadian and USA universities and research organisations to examine and perform evaluations of different kinds and I have performed consultancies for Sida and the Interamerican Development Bank.

Areas of interest
Taking my ethnographic point of departure in social and cultural conditions of Matsigenka people of the Peruvian Amazon, among whom I have been working since the end of the 1970s, I have explored a number of different themes. Extensive and externally financed research projects have examined:

  1. Notions regarding politics and leadership
  2. Ethno-political expressions and processes
  3. Everyday realities as described in various cultural registers, mainly myths and other narratives
  4. The perception of meteorological phenomena
  5. Notions of poverty and development.
     

Presently research is focused on the two latter areas of interest. A common denominator in most of my research is the exploration of ontological principles in different systems of knowledge.

Teaching and tutoring
 Since I started teaching at Gothenburg University in 1978 I have acquired a broad experience from different courses, mainly in social anthropology but I have also been extensively engaged in Latin American regional studies, human ecology, Museion and the multidisciplinary programme of environmental studies.  At the School of Global Studies I presently teach a course on the socialization of the physical environment, I am tutor for essays on both the “magister” and master level and I am supervisor for a number of doctoral candidates. Presently I also teach at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, where I teach courses in qualitative research methodology for students at the departments of anthropology and of sociology and for master and doctoral students at the interdisciplinary research institute (CIDES) associated to the university.

Field work experience
On and of among Matsigenka people since the end of the 1970s.

Latest publications

The Fashion of Politics and the Politics of Fashion. On indigenous modernities and Matsigenka struggles.
Dan Rosengren
Indigenous Modernities in South America, Canon Pyon, Sean Kingston Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Marriage Matsigenka Style: Some Critical Reflections on Theories of Marriage Practices
Dan Rosengren
The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America. Bending and Breaking the Rules., Gainesville, University Press of Florida, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Being and Becoming: On Conditions of Existence in the Amazon
Dan Rosengren
Tipití. Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America., Journal article 2015
Journal article

Sharing, Sociality, and Stratification. Exchange and Godparentage in the Amazon
Dan Rosengren
Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Människans livsvärldar
Dan Rosengren
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Book 2010
Book

Matsigenka Grannies are no Nannies - reflections on intergenerational relations and the organisation of labour.
Dan Rosengren
Presented at 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City., Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

The Taming of the White.
Dan Rosengren
Presented at the 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City., Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

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2018

The Fashion of Politics and the Politics of Fashion. On indigenous modernities and Matsigenka struggles.
Dan Rosengren
Indigenous Modernities in South America, Canon Pyon, Sean Kingston Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

Marriage Matsigenka Style: Some Critical Reflections on Theories of Marriage Practices
Dan Rosengren
The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America. Bending and Breaking the Rules., Gainesville, University Press of Florida, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2015

Being and Becoming: On Conditions of Existence in the Amazon
Dan Rosengren
Tipití. Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America., Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Sharing, Sociality, and Stratification. Exchange and Godparentage in the Amazon
Dan Rosengren
Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, Journal article 2014
Journal article

2010

Människans livsvärldar
Dan Rosengren
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Book 2010
Book

2009

Matsigenka Grannies are no Nannies - reflections on intergenerational relations and the organisation of labour.
Dan Rosengren
Presented at 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City., Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

The Taming of the White.
Dan Rosengren
Presented at the 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City., Conference contribution 2009
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 49

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